Portabella and Halloumi “Burgers”

Recipe Courtesy of The Mushroom Council and Food For My Family


In this vegetarian burger is a play on the whole sandwich with giant portabella mushroom caps as buns and a slice of grilled halloumi cheese takes the place of the burger.

Yield: 2 burgers

Serving size: 1 garnished “burger” (2 portabella caps and 1 slice halloumi cheese)


4 portabella mushroom caps with stems removed
3 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 thin slices halloumi
2 thick slices tomato
Sea salt and pepper
1 handful basil leaves


Heat grill to medium-high heat (about 450 degrees).  Wash mushroom caps and dry.  In a shallow bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  Place mushrooms gill side down in the mixture.

When the grill is hot, grill the mushrooms on the gill side first for about 5 minutes or until they start to sweat.  Flip and grill 2-3 minutes more.  Add halloumi to the grill and grill 2 minutes on each side over relatively high heat until grill marks form on the cheese and it becomes soft and pliable.  Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the tomato to taste.

Assemble the “burger” with the mushroom as the bun, the halloumi cheese as the burger, the lightly salted tomato and fresh basil leaves.  Wrap and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts:

Per 1 serving: Calories: 260; Total Fat: 20 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 75 mg; Carbohydrate: 13 g; Dietary fiber: 3 g; Protein: 9 g

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